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    msotr1
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    thank you. One conductor has his podium quite high, he maintains his arms above 90 the majority of the time. Furthermore, he alternates looking straight ahead , side to side and looking over his shoulder to the percussion students that are positioned on the floor (not the stage) over his left shoulder.

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    msotr1
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    Great information! I have a related question, I stumbled on a flute player that is experiencing significant pain and numbness in her right arm, I should know more about her specific problems tomorrow.

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    msotr1
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    You are right about the podium. You might have seen my other question-and as a flutist you may be able to help. One of the orchestra players is a 16 year old flute player. She is experiencing pain and numbness in her right arm. I will know more tomorrow about specifics-what would help to find out type of flute chair height etc..

    #38540

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    that’s great advice about the diaphragmatic breathing. I agree – it would be wonderful if people knew to get a referral for OT/PT eval & treatment in order to resolve their problems related to this kind of work. I, too, have seen hairdressers with the same challenges. Thanks for your post!

    Teri

    #38543

    admin
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    I did a project in one of my university classes on RSI in Musicians. I found a publication dealing exclusively with that subject in the library. I forget the name of it, but it was very descriptive – like RSI in Musicians – Current webpages of interest include

    http://www.johnlunn.com/lunnflutes/ho.htm

    http://www.valeriekampmeier.com

    http://www.fim-health.org/links/injury.html

    As well, there are clinics that specialise in this who will have LOTS of resources. There is one in San Francisco that serves the Symphony and Opera orchestras. I suspect that most large symphonies have such a connection. You may want to check there.

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